There were fond recollections of how righteous the major newspapers felt when condemning President Nixon over his "Saturday Night Massacre" firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
But the overriding question from "this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia" — as President Trump calls it — is whether there is any there. The President labeled it a "made-up story" and, by all appearances from what is known at this time, he is mostly correct.
A few days before Comey's firing, the FBI Director reportedly had asked for still more resources to hunt the Russian bear for supposedly "interfering" with last year's election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump. And so the firing allowed the Watergate-recalling news outlets to trot out the old trope that "the cover-up is worse than the crime."